On October 6, 2023, R&B artist RUSSELL! made a triumphant return with his latest single, “JUST LIKE CANDY,” released via Public Records. This marks his comeback after a brief hiatus, previously known as the internet sensation D-Pryde. With this release, RUSSELL! introduces a new persona, Mr. Sweethartt.
“JUST LIKE CANDY” is not just a song but the opening chapter of a thematic story, artfully narrated by RUSSELL! through the persona of Mr. Sweethartt. The song beautifully encapsulates the feeling of yearning for someone you admire, born during a period of solitude.
Mr. Sweethartt serves as both muse and mirror, reflecting RUSSELL!’s emotional depth and vocal range. In a world where toxic masculinity often prevails, Mr. Sweethartt embodies a different perspective. RUSSELL! used his time away from the music scene to emotionally mature, achieving a balance between his masculine and feminine energies. As a fully-fledged creative, RUSSELL! now shares the world of Mr. Sweethartt with “JUST LIKE CANDY,” marking a significant step in his personal and artistic journey.
Stream “JUST LIKE CANDY” on YouTube and other streaming platforms.
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Jelaine Jairah Castor, born in the City of Meycauayan Bulacan, is the Writer, Columnist and Social Media Manager at VIBEANT magazine. With expertise as a Digital Artist specializing in Vexel-style portraits, she is also pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.